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Greg Lawler
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Member Since
March 19, 2011
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about me

I am a math professor at the University of Chicago who played more bridge when I was younger (became LM when I was 22 in the late 1970s) but have played only infrequently in the last twenty years.  

United States of America

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The Next Step
Jim, I agree that the expression "world class expert community" is bulky. When consulting on bridge (cheating) I have used the shorter expression "world class" to indicate the top echelon of players --- those who are competitive at top international tournaments. If there are other suggestions I would like to know ...
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Gene, Please realize it was not just the world class expert community who worked to fight cheating at the highest level.
commentating on other table
You have the choice of turning off the commentary. Admittedly, then you lose all commentary, not just what you did not want to see.
The ACBL: a Byword for Incompetence?
Either this was absolutely logical or completely ridiculous so we need one more detail. Was the sandwich served before or after sundown and was the event to end before sundown? If the idea was to use the sandwich as a substitute for lunch in order to finish before sundown, then ...
The ACBL: a Byword for Incompetence?
I almost never go to ACBL tournaments, but this post gets to me. I have been involved in a number of organizations where meetings, conferences, workshops, etc., were run by a combination of volunteers and some professional staff. There are times when things go wrong but we understand that there ...
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Joe, One could perhaps consider the better comparison would be cheating on taxes because so many other people are doing so that one thinks to be fair to oneself one needs to do as well. Of course, this does not make it right! I do not know the details of ...
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I was the Vugraph operator for this segment and I do not remember noticing this exchange between the two of them so it must have been a minor thing.
World Youth Team Championships August 8-18 2018
It would be too much to expect the organizing committee to have someone at every table recording every play.
World Youth Team Championships August 8-18 2018
Gene, I find what you write amusing. you quoted a definition of meritocracy ...people whose progress is based on ability and talent rather than on class privilege or wealth. I am fine with this definition and what I pointed out was that there are people who win bridge championships not ...
World Youth Team Championships August 8-18 2018
I am not sure a sport/game in which the majority of the top teams at the top US tournament are paid by one of their players to play with them would naturally be called a meritocracy.
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